Hessonite, also known as Gomed, is found in the shades of light to dark brown. The word Hessonite is derived from a Greek word “Hesson” that stands for inferior. It is an attractive gem from the Gomedh family and is associated with the Vedic planet Rahu. Rahu does not have a physical existence, and thus, is also known as ‘Shadow Planet’. Although Rahu is a very energetic planet, at the same time, it can prove to be a very destructive planet which results in dreadful consequences and mind distraction. Hence, it is very important to take extra precautions to ward off any fatal consequences of this evil planet. Designated as ‘Rahu Ratna’, Hessonite controls all the malefic effects of this shadow planet and proves beneficial for the wearer. It holds the ability to nullify all the negative impacts of this planet and transform them into positive ones. It does not recognize slow progress and instead, bestow the wearer with sudden and unexpected profits.
Rahu can affect the mental ability of the native and can be very fatal in nature. If present in one’s birth-chart, its dasha stays for 18 long years and as a consequence, it deprives the native from any benefits depending on his karma. One should wear this stone in case of weakly placed Rahu in horoscope. A strong & powerful Rahu can bless the native with great success in all walks of life. One should definitely consult an astrologer and wear this gemstone as per the instructions.